India vs New Zealand 2017: Blackcaps announce squad to take on India
New Zealand have announced their squad to take on India in a three-match ODI series followed by three T20Is. Several new faces feature including 20-year-old Glenn Phillips and domestic cricket veteran Todd Astle.
As many as six members of the New Zealand A squad have been named in the Blackcaps ODI squad. Colin Munro, Astle, George Worker, Phillips, Henry Nicholls and Matt Henry will all join up with the team after the end of their 'A' tour against India.
New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen expressed his thoughts on the reasoning behind Astle and Phillips' selections.
“Todd has been one of the best white-ball players in domestic cricket the last few seasons and he’s backed that up with a strong showing for New Zealand A. Todd brings all round skill to the squad, quality leg spin, is athletic in the field as well as being able to contribute with the bat," Larsen opined.
“Glenn has made an immediate effect in domestic cricket and has certainly taken his opportunity over here with NZ A, including an outstanding 140 not out. Glenn is an option for us with the gloves in both Twenty20s and ODIs, so we feel we have our bases covered with the 15 we’ve picked," he added.
ODI squad: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker
While many of the faces remain the same when it comes to the T20I squad, Ross Taylor and George Worker would be flying back to New Zealand following the conclusion of the ODI series.
Twenty20 squad: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.
The first ODI will take place on the 22nd of October at Mumbai and will be followed by two more 50-over matches. The T20I series will begin on the 1st of November and run until the 7th.